With its sights on China as well as the United States, the world is talking about 2023 Types, lineage and symptoms of coronavirus, With the pandemic almost at a standstill, with the reopening of Chinese borders as well as a return to respiratory diseases triggered by Covid infection, flu and bronchitis, WHO is on alert once again before the XBB.1.5 variant escalates. It’s called Kraken. But what is known about this new variant? Is it more dangerous? what are your symptoms? Do you really need to worry?
Where is it located?
WHO has stated that Subvariant XBB.1.5 Its presence in Europe and the Americas is increasing, affecting 29 countries, so the study of this sublineage of the virus has already begun.
‘Kraken’ variant a as reported by WHO Recombination of two BA.5 sublineages, That is, a descendant of the Omicron—by far the dominant version in Europe—and a close relative of the XBB version (present in Singapore and India).
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has assured a press conference that there is “rapid transmission”. Currently, XBB.1.5 represents 28 percent of all variants running in the US, according to FDA data.
In principle, no, but everything indicates that it is more contagious and yes there is a higher chance of re-infection Even if the disease by coronavirus has passed.
According to a study published in December in the journal ‘Cell’, the XBB variant better evokes the immune protection elicited by vaccination, so it may cause XBB.1.5 to follow the same pattern. The United States reported this week that this subvariant may be resistant to AstraZeneca’s antiviral (which is not the same as the vaccine).
according to data from Ministry of HealthXBB mutations (and all the lineages derived from them) present “a greater ability to evade the immune response (evoked by previous infection, vaccine, differential infection or monoclonal antibody)”.
Are you already in Spain?
Ministry of Health has not yet reported any cases of this new variant, so not officially, The latest epidemiological update report from Health, dated January 3, 2023, establishes that Omicron is the predominant variant in Spain.
Yes, three have been registered in the global coronavirus database and surveillance GISAID.
what are your symptoms?
Like most variants since the virus mutated, It does not present much difference to the symptomatology that was known till now.
Some experts at Johns Hopkins University in the United States say it is rare to have similar symptoms when a person has the flu. Variant Kraken,